just got a iBook...slow

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Dsr1205, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    hey i got a iBook and reinstalled the software and replaced the HD to something slightly newer. I did a hardware test and everything is working, just the battery is crap but i don't wanna buy for 100. im ok with ti being plugged in all the time im just wondering, any way to speed it up? i was windering about leopard. i hear it doesnt run well. thanks
  2. TEG
    macrumors 604


    More memory.

    Only Run Tiger.

    The Machine is old, therefore slow.

    Wiping the HD might help.

  3. macrumors regular

    Upgrade to more RAM or downgrade to an older OS X version.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Yeah i think ill stay on tiger, maybe get a gig in there making it 1.25. im trying to install firefox right now and it wount mount...any help there?
  5. macrumors 6502a

    I run Leopard on my G4 iBook with 1.5GB RAM and it's just fine. I also suggest maxing out your RAM. As far as batteries, I bought a new non-Apple branded one from e*ay for about $40... Hope that helps.
  6. macrumors 6502

    how did u install 1.5 gb of ram?
  7. macrumors member

    Later revisions of the iBook G4 had 512 MB soldered to the Logic Board, and one slot open. You could put a 1GB stick in the slot. Viola, 512MB + 1GB=1.5GB!

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